Iris DeMent

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Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 pm
This is an in-person event
$35 - $55
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On her first album in eight years, Workin' on a World, singer-songwriter Iris DeMent tackles religion, gun control, and the 2016 election. It takes guts to tackle such themes, which can easily come off as cringy and virtue-signaling, but DeMent brings a striking level of sincerity and thoughtfulness to her songs. This is best captured in the protest anthem "Going Down To Texas": "It's been way too long comin' but I want to thank The Chicks / They found out what it's like to be a woman and defy the establishment / Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, any guy in a cowboy hat / Woulda walked away unscathed takin' a stand like that." by Audrey Vann

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Event Location

Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

12725 SW Millikan Way #240 Beaverton, OR 97005 Venue website

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